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November 2, 2015

MNSC dinner - The Pawn

MNSC dinner at The Pawn, hosted by Lord Rayas.

1996 Salon - very nice and toasty, some lemon notes, pretty round on the palate, smooth, with some acidity at the end.  So glad that this is finally starting to open up and drink well.

First flight: opened 100 minutes before serving, not decanted.
1988 Dujac Clos de la Roche - really sweet nose, with lots of fruit.  A little more smoky later.  A little grippy on the palate.  93 points.

1988 Dujac Clos Saint-Denis - a little more animal notes in the nose, more dried herbs, really beautiful and floral, and a little more toasty.  More full-bodied.  95 points.

Second flight: opened 2½ hours prior to serving, not decanted.  Both bottles were ex-domaine.
1996 DRC Romanée-St-Vivant - nice fruit in the nose, but also a little plastic initially, and alcoholic.  A little toasty and minty.  Light on the palate.  93 points.

1996 DRC La Tâche - much more fruity nose, more minty, sweet and ripe.  Very nice.  A little thin on the palate.  94 points.

Third flight: opened 2½ hours prior to serving, not decanted.
1985 Haut-Brion - very stinky, manure, animal, and medicinal nose.  94 points.

1986 Haut-Brion - a little riper, cool, hint of pencil lead, hint of medicine, with smoke, earthy, and stinky nose.  Slightly savory on the palate.  95 points.

1989 Haut-Brion - definitely smoky, cigar box, with pencil lead and a little earthy nose.  95 points.

Extra flight:
1973 Heitz Martha's Vineyard - a little grassy and sweet, minty.

1973 Clos Du Val - maderized with grassy notes.

Full post on dinner is here.

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